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    September 13, 2012
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hundreds gathering for a memorial service in the north bay this morning as they commemorate the life of a fallen hero. how friends are remembering officer kenyon youngstrom. >> another protest causing tension at a u.s. embassy after a string of anti-american violence in the middle east. and this morning, u.s. leaders are responding. we'll have a live report from washington. right now, a live look outside at fremont. that reminds us that ms. christina loren will be along for our late-morning a.m. ride to take a look at the weather forecast coming up. you're watching nbc bay area. good morning and thanks for being with us.
i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. and it was a solemn morning and still is in the north bay as officers from all around the country gather to pay tribute to one of their own. >> the memorial service is being held at this hour for chp officer kenyon youngstrom who died after being shot by a man during a traffic stop last week near alamo. christie smith is live in vacaville outside the mission church where hundreds of people are paying their respects. quite the crowd. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. really a somber day here in vacaville. lots of tears and hugs. i want to step aside so you can see what's going on behind me. this is actually the overflow crowd, people who couldn't fit inside. fellow officers trying hard to support each other. and really make this a celebration for officer kenyon youngstrom. the service still under way right now. i believe we do have a live picture from inside with an estimated 5,000 people here. law enforcement and friends,
governor jerry brown, attorney general pamela harris here. of course his family, wife, children. the chp commissioner told kenyon youngstrom's children that they should be proud of their father and the life he led. his four brothers, even his young son among the speakers waiting to hear from them. but first, here's the division chief. >> for me personally, i haven't been able to figure out how my heart could be so broken and so full at the same time. we've had such a difficult time this last week and a half in the golden gate division. it's been tough. >> reporter: the line of officers coming to pay their respects started hours before the service. this trooper brought a gift, a badge from his home state, idaho. >> idaho is far. we come to honor the chp officer killed in the line of duty. >> reporter: locals from oakland all the way to texas and beyond with flashing lights for miles at the mission church in vacaville. a flag gateway greeted families
a friends like this officer who worked with youngstrom in contra costa county. >> we want to turn our grief into just celebrating officer youngstrom's life and all the contributions he's made to the community, not only in his service as a chp officer but also his service as a man. >> reporter: a seven-year veteran of the california highway patrol, married, father of four, shot in a traffic stop. friends say he always put others first. >> he was a good guy all around. he always had a contagious smile and he always wanted to help people regardless of the capacity he was in. >> reporter: we're back here live. i wanted to show you a picture of the flag that has been hanging here all morning. officer youngstrom was a triplet, married 17 years to his wife, karen. he was one of seven children. served in the army reserve. one thing we keep hearing over and over again is that he always
wanted to be a police officer. reporting live in vacaville, christie smith, nbc bay area news. new at 11:00 now, students at a menlo park school were turned away this morning after a fire destroyed part of the campus. parents and students arrived at beachwood school on terminal avenue to find fire trucks and a lot of smoke. the fire broke out after 3:00 this morning in a portable outside the main building where the administrative offices are. the flames were pretty ferocious. the school serves kids from kinder prep through eighth grade. one classroom was damaged. school is canceled today and tomorrow. also new this morning, police in san jose right now investigating what they say was a fight that ended up with two people getting stabbed. investigators say this all happened just after 2:15 this morning near the intersection of north 9th street and east julian street. police arriving on the scene to find two men ages 20 and 21
suffering multiple stab wounds. they were both rushed to hospitals. so far, they've not received any word on their condition or any suspects in this event. we'll continue to follow the story and give you updates as we get them. to a developing story in the middle east, nato at this hour warning its troops in afghanistan about possible attack this is morning after several violent protests outside u.s. embassies in other countries. nato says it is advising its troops to be very sensitive to the situation, adding it doesn't want its troops to spark any kinds of protests. violence and protests broke out back in february after word spreads several korans and other religious documents were disposed of improperly. six soldiers and a dozen afghans were killed in the following days. protesters have moved in on an embassy in tunisia. this is new video just in this morning. the protests there have been peaceful so far, but security remains high.
this comes as violence mounts at u.s. embassies in other countries in response to a film protesters call blasphemous to islam. it's the second day of demonstrations since a crowd stormed the u.s. embassy in benghazi, killing a u.s. ambassador from the bay area. danielle lee has been live for us. she joins us from capitol hill with how lawmakers are responding. >> reporter: lawmakers are condemning not only the violence but also this online video that prompted it all. this is all in the hope of calming this outrage before more people get hurt. hundreds of yemeni protesters turned on police after storming the u.s. embassy here. the aggression against america is spreading throughout the middle east, in egypt, libya, iran and iraq. two days ago protesters set fire to the u.s. embassy in benghazi. that attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and
three other americans. john mccain says he believes the attacks in benghazi were organized and that ambassador stevens was targeted. >> i think the way this attack was carried out clearly indicate that's the case. >> reporter: the u.s. government is now working with libya to identify the people responsible for that attack. but nbc's michael leiter suggests bringing the perpetrator to justice may not be an easy road. >> ultimately we still are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. >> reporter: and u.s. lawmakers are now suggesting that the country should pull funding from some of these countries where these anti-american demonstrations are taking place. meanwhile, several leaders in the middle east have already apologized for these attacks and promised to try to stop the violence. reporting live in washington, danielle lee. now back to you. >> thank you, danielle. at the center of this unfolding international crisis is a small
independent movie initially only screened by a few people in a small southern california theater. nbc has decided not to air clips of the controversial film which who cans muslims and the profit muhammad. very few details are available about the production group responsible for the film. this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton denounced the video. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> the actors in the film also spoke out against it and said they were never told what the film was about. a statement released on behalf of the cast and crew says, quote, we are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose, we are deeply saddened
by the tragedies that have occurred. now, the actors say they were never given an accurate script and their lines were dubbed over in postproduction. the trailer for the movie was first posted online in july. it didn't attract much notice until last week when a second version of the trailer was posted in arabic. we'll continue to post updates as outrage grows over the video. stay with nbc bay area for complete coverage at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 and always online at following an emotional and high-profile case. a retired priest accused of lying on the stand will not be charged with perjury. the district attorney says there's not enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt father jerry linder puerjured himself on the stand. during the trial, the father testified he never molested lints.
the d.a. met with lynch yesterday before announcing that no charges would be filed. california's supreme court is now refusing to overturn the conviction of a former b.a.r.t. police officer. the state's highest court turning down an appeal yesterday by johannes mehserle. he was accused of shooting oscar grant. jurors ruled he acted with criminal negligence. he was paroled after serving 11 months in prison. his lawyers will now ask the federal courts to overturn his conviction. unfortunately this is becoming one of the worst years in history for the west nile virus. the center for disease control says they haven't seen this many deaths in illnesses since the virus first arrived back in the country right here in 1999. this year alone, there have been a total of 118 deaths, along with more than 1,400 that are seriously ill. health officials pointing out
the height of the mosquito season, the good news, it's past. but they predict there will still be more infections to brace for many coming months. later on today, contra costa county starting a new round of west nile mosquito spraying. that announcement coming days after the country's first human case was this year confirmed. trucks scheduled to fog in brentwood. out in discovery bay between marsh creek road and highway 4 will also be sprayed. tonight's fogging will go from dusk through 11:00 p.m. that is weather permitting. still ahead, learn how to get a free lunch thanks to a 49er star and all it takes is a click. the protest erupting in greece as the country faces more economic trouble. q.e. 2 was a cruise ship. q.e. 3 is something entirely different. we'll take a look in business news. from sizzle to drizzle, heat wave starts today. by the end of the seven-day,
we're talking about potential showers. we'll sort it all out in your full forecast.
over in greece, government workers walking off the job for a second straight day. workers beating drums and carrying banners and marching to the finance ministry located in central athens, rallying against anti-austerity measures. they're trying to keep the country from losing its international rescue loans. workers are urged to walk off the job for 24 straight hours, starting september 26th. the city of hercules is out of $50 million in redevelopment funds as a result of self-dealing, nepotism and other public trust abuses, according
to the state controller. the state released two audits yesterday covering 2005 through 2010. those audits largely blame the problems on the city manager who is unnamed in the report. nelson olivia held the job at the time covered by the audits but has since lost. the controller says a substantial number of relevant documents are missing. and the full extent of any wrongdoing is unknown. the federal reverse jumping back into action trying to save the american economy by throwing money at it. scott mcgrew, easing monetary policy, throwing money at the problem, pretty much the same thing. >> exactly the same thing. quantitative easing is injecting more money into the economy in the hoping it will get things moving again. a short time ago, the fed said it would buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities each and every month starting tomorrow morning. so the fed buys up our home
debt, taking that paper representing our mortgages and paying the banks for them in cash. now, don't get me wrong. you still pay your mortgage. but instead of billions of dollars worth of promissory notes sitting in bank vaults, there's billions of dollars worth of, well, billions of dollars in the bank. that becomes extra gasoline in the economy's carburetor or fuel injection, we could use either analogy. the banks have more money out there that can be loaned and hopefully things get going again. back to you. >> scott, more gas in the tank. hopefully get that engine flowing. nice day to go for a drive, maybe to the beach. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> yeah, we had a pretty low marine layer formation. this is all that's left of it. this is such an amazing live picture from san francisco. you can see how it's just been squished to nothing.
that's your natural coolant coming to a sudden halt. temperatures are going to soar in san francisco as a result. i wanted to show you how this looks on the golden gate bridge. look where your temperatures are headed. 58 to 63 in san francisco over the past hour. 69 already in san jose. look at this, close to 80 degrees in concord and livermore. it's going to be a hot one. staying just about as hot tomorrow and saturday. this is one of the final weekends of summer. next week, our direction shifts entirely to the possibility of some showers. we'll get to that in my seven-day forecast. but fall is going to come in quickly around here, looks like. santa rosa to petaluma, down to pacifica, dealing with light cloud cover. that has cleared very rapidly as well. as we head through noon, maybe 12:30, you'll see full-on sunshine and temperatures will be warm as a result.
especially when you consider we only ended up in the low 70s yesterday in santa rosa. 72 for san francisco and 87 degrees up in santa rosa. through saturday and sunday, high pressure keeping things nice and hot. however, it's not going to be quite as hot. that's good news if you don't have an air conditioner in your home. also, we're in the good to moderate air quality range across the greater bay area. and if you have an air conditioner, might want to just stay inside and watch the giants. they're back at it. nbc friday, 6:40. the game will be played out in chase field. breezy conditions as well. saturday, 95 degrees. then we get cooler, cloudier. best chance of rain looks like wednesday into thursday. >> christina, thank you so much. business is booming for b.a.r.t. so good, in fact, the agency is scrambling to meet demand. b.a.r.t. directors say they've seen record weekday ridership this month including three
weekdays where they carried more than 400,000 riders. 85% of its fleet is in use on a typical day and is anxious to add more train cars. more than 400 new cars are on order. until then, b.a.r.t. is advising riders to do what they can to make room for everyone. the city of fran getting all set to give the green light to continue going green by extending its ban on plastic bags. a superior court judge upholding the city's new law scheduled to take effect some time next month. all retailers and pharmacy now banned from carrying plastic bags and starting next summer, all restaurants will also have to comply. in addition, under the law, retail stores will charge customers ten cents for every paper bag. who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? vernon davis lets you eat on his dime today. but there's a catch. the tight end pairing up with an online payment company to offer
his facebook fans and twitter followers a $10 credit for lunch. here's the catch. vernon will be posting a code on his facebook and twitter pages. people will then need to download the "gopago "app and enter the code to get that credit. you can use that credit at hundreds of bay area restaurants that participate in the gopago application. >> also like to say at 49ers camp, get your grub on. prince william and the duchess of cambridge head to malaysia on their tour of the far east, including a special appearance and a speech from the duchess at a children's hospital. we'll have more next.
welcome back, everybody. he is a national hero and the very first man to ever step foot on the moon. this morning in the nation's capital, they're receiving a big-time honor. a memorial service being held at the national cathedral for astronaut neil armstrong. armstrong was commander of the apollo 11 mission way back in 1969 when he stepped out of that capsule and onto the moon and perhaps uttering the most famous one-liner in history. one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. armstrong recently died just last month due to complications after heart surgery. a touching sight in malaysia as a young cancer patient flashes a big smile during a visit with the duchess of cambridge. the telegraph reports this 15-year-old leukemia patient postponed a blood transfusion so that he would not miss a visit with duchess catherine.
she met the boy in malaysia along side her husband, prince william. the duchess also used the visit to make her first public speech abroad. >> it is so exciting to learn about the country's very first pediatric program and to witness for myself something that's a wonderful work of hospis malaysia. >> the duchess is the patron of a similar charity in the united kingdom. >> see the smile on that young 15-year-old, priceless. we'll be right back.
welcome back now. thanks for joining us. just a beautiful live shot over downtown san jose. just a few high cirrus clouds comprised of ice crystals. those are the only clouds that are able to get through this strong ridge of high pressure, bringing your temperatures towards that century mark at livermore today, 96 degrees there.
we'll be at 80 degrees in oakland. and 72 degrees in san francisco. staying hot through saturday. and then we get cooler and cloudier next week with maybe some showers wednesday into thursday. a little something for everyone, guys. >> christina, thank you very much. to finish up, we've all heard the expression f you do the crime, you have to do the time. apparently that holds true even if you're 2 years old. >> a toddler in pennsylvania now has a police citation on his hands. listen to this. 2-year-old nathaniel was shopping with his mom wherlzed he had to go to the bathroom. before mom could stop him, he ran to a nearby traffic pole and did the deed. mom tried to redirect him but, too late. >> i tell him to go over to a grassy patch and the next thing i know, a police officer is giving me a ticket for public you're nation. >> thanks for being with us.